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Leffert Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Liubhart composed of the elements liob ‘dear’ + hart ‘strong’. This surname has apparently died out in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Meffert, Lebert, Geffert, Lennert, Lefferts, Eifert, Hoffert, Neifert

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Where is the Leffert family from?

You can see how Leffert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leffert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leffert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Leffert families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Leffert's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Leffert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leffert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leffert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leffert. 22% of Leffert men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Leffert women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leffert were Manager and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    34%
  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Assembler
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Leffert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leffert census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 372 immigration records available for the last name Leffert. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 470 military records available for the last name Leffert. For the veterans among your Leffert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leffert lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leffert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Leffert in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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